Tel Aviv Pride Group Trip- June 2018

Fun, Sun, History & Tel Aviv Gay Pride – Israel has it all! join us for an unforgettable time.
Fun, Sun, History & Tel Aviv Gay Pride – Israel has it all! join us for an unforgettable time.
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Join us and soak in the gay vibe of Tel Aviv in our annual Gay Pride Week!
From the golden beaches of Tel Aviv to the Old City of Jerusalem, and from the Crown Jewel of Petra to the spectacular desert of Wadi Rum, Israel & Jordan are countries of incredible contrasts. The countries with the "WOW" factor, and destinations on everyone's must-visit bucket list.

Join gay tourists from all over the world for an amazing group journey this coming June. Enjoy Tel Aviv Pride week and explore all the highlights Israel & Jordan!
DAY 1: Sunday, June 3rd: Jerusalem
Shalom and welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be greeted by our OUTstanding Travel Representative, who will assist you with your baggage and escort you to the comfort of your private transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem. 
Attend a superb evening Welcome Dinner at one of Jerusalem's delicious restaurants. 
At night, feel free to go on an adventure! We suggest exploring the wonderful Jaffa Street and Mahane Yehuda Market, or strolling around the Old City. 
Stay an overnight in Jerusalem.  
DAY 2: Monday, June 4th: Jerusalem
After breakfast, start with the newer part of Jerusalem in the Israel Museum - Israel’s largest cultural institution which is ranked among the world’s leading art and archeology museums. This recently renovated museum hosts a wide variety of collections from archaeological finds to contemporary art.
Then, head to the Old City of Jerusalem for a walking tour!
Start with a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem from the Top of the Tower of David Musuem.


From Mount Zion, after a visit to King David's tomb, the Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey, we will enter the gated Old City.
Via the narrow, biblical alleys of the Old City we will arrive to the Western Wall - Judaism’s holiest site. Walk through Via Dolorosa (The Way of Grief) and into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jesus’ last stop and place of Crucifixion.
We will then head back to the hotel, where we’ve freed up the night so that you may explore Jerusalem for yourself, with its quirks and charms, before your overnight stay. 
DAY 3: Tuesday, June 5th: Petra, Jordan
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and get transferred to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight to Eilat, Israel's most southern city and a crossing point to Jordan. 
With the assistance of our OUTstanding representative, cross the border into Jordan and head north to one of the seven wonders of the world!
Through the narrow, deep, winding, and breathtaking shafts we will arrive into Petra! Carved into the red rock, Petra was the Nabatean capital, an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.

 
After the awe-inspiring experience we will have lunch at an authentic Middle Eastern restaurant before leaving to Wadi Rum National Park, where you will have your overnight. 
DAY 4: Wednesday, June 6th: Wadi Rum, Jordan:
After breakfast visit the breathtaking desert of Wadi Rum.
This desert is known to look like to face of Mars, thanks to the many shades of red and orange sandstones controlling the area. After all, the film 'The Martian' was shot there for a reason... 
Dramatic landscapes, ever lasting open spaces and steepy, bare mountains make this desert a must visit site!


After a typical Bedouin lunch at the heart of the desert, what a better way is there to get the real feel of this barren landscape than a 4X4 Jeep tour?
Hop on an open roof jeep, and with the help of a local Bedouin driver, visit the renowned places as well as the less frequented and less famous ones by driving through the narrow valleys and enormous sand dunes. 
Head back to the Arava border in Eilat for your flight straight to Tel Aviv - a world hub of gay vibrancy and pride! 
Titled the ‘Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ by the New York Times, this is a 24/7 city with a unique pulse, combining sandy Mediterranean beaches with a world-class nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene, incredible food, UNESCO recognized architecture, and an international outlook.
Start your pride extravaganza with one of the many parties taking place tongiht!
Overnight in Tel Aviv
DAY 5: Thursday, June 7th: Tel Aviv
Have a late start today with the tour of the White City in the afternoon guided by our OUTstanding tour guide. Feel free to inquire about our superb Gay community and experience Rothschild Boulevard, one of Tel Aviv’s most important and iconic streets. Located in the heart of the White City of Tel Aviv, Rothschild Boulevard is a commercial center, with major financial institutions lining the street, a cultural center, which includes the main theater and concert hall of Tel Aviv, a culinary center, with tens of top restaurants, and a leisure center. Visit the lovely Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887, and the historical sites of Old City Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world; soak up its ancient atmosphere and walk along the famous Artist's Quarter. This is an amazing opportunity to get to know the city for yourself!
Night time - Party time! Hit the main gay party event in one of the leading venues of Tel Aviv (ticket is included).  
DAY 6: Friday, June 8th: Tel Aviv Pride Parade:
After a refueling breakfast at the hotel, the big day has arrived! Experience the full magnitude of the world renowned Tel Aviv Pride Parade.
It’s amazing! It’s colorful! And it’s soooo gay!
Celebrate freedom and love by dance - walking the parade before heading to the official Pride Beach Party in the afternoon.
At night, hit another main pride event at one of Tel Aviv's hottest clubs (TBA) – ticket is included.
DAY 7: Saturday, June 9th: Tel Aviv

Today is the Mega Pride closing event with DJ Offer Nissim!
The world renowned DJ is playing and you have a ticket included!
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 8: Sunday, June 10th: Choose your Gay Bus destination to:
Madasa and the Dead Sea / The Northern Coastline / The Biblical Hotspots of the Galilee
today you will be joining one of our special Guy Bus Tours departing from Tel Aviv during pride week:

Option 1 - Masada and the Dead Sea:
Departing Tel Aviv, head south-east through the Judean Desert to the mountain fortress of Masada.
With the cable car we will ascend to the mountain top where lays the ancient fortress. Overlooking the biblical Moab Mountains, Masada was built in year 30 BC by King Herod.
Right there, at the top of the mountain, in middle of the desert, discover the history of one the greatest Jewish symbols of hope and pride.
Continue to the lowest point on earth for some swiming & floating at Mother Nature's largest spa - The Dead Sea!
Spend the afternoon enjoying the buoyant therapeutic waters and world famous rejuvenating mud of this mineral-rich sea, before having an open  lunch at ones of area's hotels. 


We will drive back to Tel Aviv and enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant to conclude these 8 amazing days in Israel.

Option 2 - The Northern Coastline:
Explore Israel’s northern coastline: Caesarea & Haifa.
Our tour begins with a ride along the beautiful coastal highway to the ancient port of Caesarea, once an important and strategic part of the Roman Empire, today housing an impressive array of archaeological sites.
Head to the boutique Amphorae Winery for some local wines and cheese tasting.
From there, the beautiful city of Haifa awaits. Located on the slopes of Mount Carmel, Israel’s third largest city is home to both Jews and Arabs, a melting pot of cultures and ideas. Appreciate the beauty of Haifa with a visit to the Hanging Baha’i’ Gardens and Shrine – a world heritage site which is one of the most sacred places to the Baha’i faith.


We will drive back to Tel Aviv and enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant to conclude these 8 amazing days in Israel.

Option 3 - The Biblical Galilee:
After breakfast, board the gay bus and head north to Galilee.
Drive via the coastal road and enjoy the Mediterranean landscape of the Lower Galilee.
First stop is Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Basilica of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue, via Kana, to Tiberius, the lively resort town on the Sea of Galilee. Drive along the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught.
Continue to Tabaha and visit the Church of Multiplication of Loaves and Fish with the beautiful mosaic floor. Proceed to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site located where the Jordan River flows out from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea.


We will drive back to Tel Aviv and enjoy a farewell dinner in one of Tel Aviv's finest restaurants to conclude these 8 amazing days in Israel and Jordan. 
Day 9: Monday, June 11th: Departure Day:
Following breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight back home with everlasting memories of Israel and Jordan!

Goodbye and Shalom ☺


Video of our Pride 2016 Group Trip: https://vimeo.com/169879244
The Rates include:
• Greet & assist at Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival
• Arrival and departure transfers from/to Ben Gurion Airport
• Porterage service at hotels
• 8 overnights at the below mentioned hotels
• 4 days sightseeing as per your program below with English speaking tour guide
• Transfer from your hotel in Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport
• Round trip domestic flight Tel Aviv - Eilat - Tel Aviv 
• Transfer from Tel Aviv Domestic Airport to your hotel in Tel Aviv
• Joint group tour with OUTstanding Travel Gay Bus to the Dead Sea / The Northen Coastline / The Biblical Galilee
• Luxury air-conditioned vehicle in Jordan
• Meal arrangements: Bed and Breakfast at the Hotels, including full buffet breakfast at hotels daily, 2 lunches and 3 dinners as mentioned:

   - Welcome Dinner in Jerusalem
   - Lunch in Petra
   - Dinner at the Camp in Wadi Rum
   - Lunch in Wadi Rum
   - Farewell dinner in Tel Aviv/Jaffa

Entrance fees as per program: Tower of David Lookout, The Israel Museum, Wadi Rum National Park, Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum, Camel Ride in Wadi Rum, Petra National Park, all sites on the Gay Bus tour.
• Border Tax and Visa Fee for Jordan
• Entrance to 3 Gay Parties on Pride weekend
Our rates exclude:
• Expenses of a personal nature
• Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
• Spa Treatments at the Dead Sea
• Tips to driver, guide and restaurant staff
• Any other item not mentioned above
Cancellation Policy:
Up to 29 days prior to arrival date: 12% from the total services
28 – 21 days before arrival date: 25% from the total services
20 – 14 days before arrival date: 40% from the total services
13 – 7 days before arrival date: 75% from the total services
Less than 7 days before arrival date: 100% from the total Services
Payment:
It is our company policy to receive a 30% deposit upon booking, and full payment 4 weeks prior to arrival.


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Hotel accommodations
2 overnights @ Herbert Samuel Hotel in Jerusalem (Deluxe Room)
1 overnight @ Night Luxury Camp in Wadi Rum (Luxury Tent)
5 overnights @ Orchid Plaza Hotel in Tel Aviv (Superior Room)

TOTAL: 8 overnights:

Price for a person in a Single Room: USD $ 4.090,-
Price per person sharing a Double Room: USD $ 2.980,-

* Upgrade to Full of Stars Tent in Wadi Rum  for 100 USD per tent *